The Alumni Association awarded 33 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year, totaling $66,000. These scholarships are made possible by the dues paying members of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

Alumni Association Scholarships

We will be offering 33 scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000 for the 2022-23 academic year. The Alumni Association Scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed (deadline was March 28, 2022 by 11:59pm EDT. If you applied for a scholarship, recipients will be notified via email by early June 2022. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessica Lee, jlee1021@umd.edu.

Alumni Association Scholarship Application FAQ

Q: What are the components of the application?
A: The online application (google form) includes: personal information, short answers, essay question, unofficial transcript file upload, resume upload, and reference letter upload. All file uploads should be .PDF files. 

Q: Can I upload a CV instead of a resume? 
A: Please feel free to upload either a CV or resume, depending on what your preference is.

Q: Who should write the reference letter? 
A: 
The reference letter be from a professor, mentor, supervisor, or other professional -- it should not be a friend or family member. Reference letters should be from someone who can attest to your leadership, campus and community involvement, academic excellence, creativity and Terp pride. Reference letters should also address why you are deserving of the scholarship. 

Q: I received the scholarship last year. Can I apply again? 
A: Yes, you can, as long as you are still eligible to apply.

Q: Who reviews the scholarship applications?
A: The scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee of alums, which consists of members from the Alumni Association Board of Governors as well as alum leaders of various academic boards, affinity, and regional networks. 
 

Alumni Association Awards

Spirit of Maryland Award

The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually to two senior-standing students who have most exemplified the "spirit" of the University of Maryland. Criteria for the award include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and communication skills. Students must be nominated and then must apply to be considered. The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented at halftime of the Homecoming football game. For more information, please visit the Spirit of Maryland Award webpage.

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